Irreversible: Straight Cut

Opens Friday, February 10, 2023

Tickets available by 6pm on Tuesday February 7

Some 20 years after his stylish, sexually frank and not for the faint of heart Irreversible took the Cannes Film Festival by storm, the iconoclastic Noé (Vortex) returns with a “Straight Cut” of his dark masterpiece. Undoing the original film’s reverse chronology, this reconfigured vision allows events to unfold in the order in which they occur, providing new context for pivotal scenes of brutality and the subsequent quest for revenge. Noé’s astonishing new cut provides an opportunity to see his wrenching account of humanity at its worst from another angle, and the unshakable understanding that time, indeed, reveals all things.

Official selection: Venice Film Festival



  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Year 2002
  • Running Time 86 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Altered Innocence
  • Director Gaspar Noé
  • Cast Monica Belluci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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